Category Archives: Ask a Farmer

Bring Your Family to the Farm

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communications intern Arizona agriculture is a $23.3 billion industry, and for you and your family can experience each aspect of Arizona’s agriculture. Several farmers and ranchers have opened their farm and ranch gates for the public … Continue reading

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A Visit to an Arizona Citrus Nursery

By Alexandra Pettit Greenfield Citrus Nursery is a beautiful oasis in the desert. Located in Mesa, Arizona this 30 Acre citrus farm is full of beauty and adventure. Upon arriving at the nursery you are greeted with the sweet smells … Continue reading

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Ask a Farmer: Should We Get Away From Industrial Farming and Back to the Family Farm?

Questions Moms Ask Arizona Farmers & Ranchers: Response to AZ Mom Question #9 ” Shouldn’t we get away from industrial farming and back to the family farm? “   My initial reaction to this very valid question was, “When did we ever … Continue reading

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Ask a Farmer: Why are Tomatoes Picked Green in Commercial Production?

Questions Moms Ask Arizona Farmers & Ranchers: Response to AZ Mom Question #8 “Why are tomatoes picked green in commercial production?”    This is a great question! Thank you for the opportunity to share some of our expertise. The fruit is … Continue reading

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Ask a Farmer: How Do We Get Kids Interested in Farming?

Questions Moms Ask Arizona Farmers & Ranchers: Response to AZ Mom Question #7 “How do we get our kids interested in farming?”  (This was posed by a Mom that’s raising 4 boys on the farm with her husband) Getting your kids … Continue reading

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